The Anti-Federalist Papers; and, the Constitutional Convention Debates Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 35-38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote the introduction to this edition of "The Anti-Federalist Papers"?
(a) James Madison.
(b) Sacvan Bercovitch.
(c) Alexander Hamilton.
(d) Ralph Ketcham.

2. Where did James Madison argue government legitimacy came from?
(a) The power of the government.
(b) Consent of the governed.
(c) The righteousness of laws.
(d) The political process itself.

3. Where on the political spectrum were Alexander Hamilton's opinions?
(a) Closer to monarchy than democracy.
(b) Closer to anarchy than democracy.
(c) Closer to republicanism than democracy.
(d) Closer to democracy than republicanism.

4. What were opponents of the resolution that was ultimately adopted afraid of?
(a) That foreign countries would be able to divide and conquer.
(b) That the states would gain too much independence.
(c) That trade would be stifled.
(d) That the federal government would become too powerful.

5. What did Edmund Randolph present to the delegates?
(a) The Virginia Plan.
(b) The New Jersey Plan.
(c) The Great Compromise.
(d) Articles of Confederation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did many delegates support one resolution to this question?

2. What did the convention call for on July 26?

3. Why did delegates argue for a judicial veto power?

4. What did Gouverneur Morris advocate about executive veto power?

5. What kind of rulers did James Madison believe the country needed?

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